RETURN TO HOLLYWOOD’S GOLDEN ERA AT FILM BUZZ THIS MAY
This month’s triple bills of films are a celebration of landmark classic films that continue to attract new audiences and are steeped in praise from critics and fans alike. A brief salute to the legends of the silver screen, who may now be gone, but will always be remembered for their unique style. The nightly screenings run from Monday, 27th through to Wednesday, 29th May at The Pavilion Downtown Dubai.
The film line-up is as follows:
Monday, 27th May – The General (1926)
The General is an imaginative masterpiece of dead-pan "Stone-Face" Buster Keaton comedy, generally regarded as one of the greatest of all silent comedies (and Keaton's own favorite) - and undoubtedly the best train film ever made.
- Actors: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Charles Smith
- Directors: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman
- Run Time: 101 minutes
Tuesday, 28th May – The Stranger (1946)
Considered as one of early cinema’s greatest talents, filmmaker Orson Welles (F for Fake, Chimes at Midnight, Touch of Evil, Citizen Kane) directs and stars in the film noir classic as a war criminal, Franz Kindler, who has assumed a new identity following World War II. Now Charles Rankin Kindler is a professor at a prep school, residing in a quiet Connecticut town with his new American wife (Academy Award-winner Loretta Young), the daughter of a Supreme Court Justice.
Actors: Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson Welles
- Directors: Orson Welles
- Run Time: 95 minutes
Wednesday, 29th May – Cyrano De Bergerac (1950)
France, 1640: Cyrano, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane; she, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian. The chivalrous Cyrano sets up with Christian an innocent deception, with tragic results. José Ferrer received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring performance as Cyrano de Bergerac.
- Starring: Jose Ferrer, Mala Powers
- Directed by: Stanley Kramer and directed by Michael Gordon.
- Runtime:113 minutes.